Dr. Rebecca Urban

PUBLICATIONS

Titus JE, RA Urban (2013). Invasion in progress: Utricularia inflata in Adirondack submersed macrophyte communities. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 140:506-516

Urban RA, JE Titus, H Hansen (2013). Positive feedback favors invasion by a submersed freshwater plant. Oecologia 172:515-523. DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2496-4

Freeman C*, RA Urban (2012). Sediment oxidation capabilities of four aquatic macrophytes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 27:259-271. DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2011.647404. *-undergraduate collaborator

Urban RA, JE Titus (2010). Exposure provides refuge from a rootless invasive macrophyte. Aquatic Botany 92:265-272.

Titus JE, RA Urban (2009). Aquatic Plants: A General Introduction. In Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. G.E. Likens, Ed. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 43-51.

Urban RA, JE Titus, WZ Zhu (2009). Shading by an invasive macrophyte has cascading effects on sediment chemistry. Biological Invasions 11:265.

Stamp N, DA Robinson, RA Urban (2007). The Everglades Power-of-story-5E Teaching Unit. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 89:61-73.

Urban RA, JE Titus, WX Zhu (2006). An invasive macrophyte alters sediment chemistry due to suppression of a native isoetid. Oecologia 148:455-463.


PRESENTATIONS

RA Urban, M Dwyer* (2015). Asexual reproduction and distribution of Adirondack bladderworts. 100th Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Baltimore, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Wagner H*, RA Urban (2015). Cascading ecosystem effects by isoetids. Disappearing Boundaries, Annville, PA

Wray K*, RA Urban (2015). Asexual reproduction of an invasive macrophyte grown over various sediment types. 91stPennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

McDonald C*, RA Urban, R Carey (2015). DNA barcoding to enhance ID of benthic macroinvertebrates. 91st Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

McCullion L*, RA Urban (2015). Impact of CWD on small mammal and invertebrate communities. Inquiry 2015 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA *-undergraduate collaborator

Dwyer M*, RA Urban (2014). Asexual reproductive strategies of an invasive macrophyte compared to native species. 90thPennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, Seelingsgrove, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Venable C*, RA Urban (2014). Effects of coarse woody debris on small mammal distribution. Inquiry 2014 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

McDonald C*, K Wray* (2014). Mark-and-recapture study of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) at Kreiderheim Pond. Inquiry 2014 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Urban, RA (2013). Invasion in progress: ecological roles, dispersal, and spread of the submersed macrophyte Utricularia inflata. McKinley Seminar Series at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology associated through the University of Pittsburg. Linesville, PA (invited talk)

Dwyer M*, AL Marsh, RA Urban (2013). The effects of zinc sulfide nanoparticles, capping agents and reagents on Spirodela polyrhiza. Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Bowne DR, Bloch C, Druchenbrod D, Fredricksen T, Garneau D, Genet K, Kish P, Kolozsvary MB, Kuserk F, Lindquist E, Muir T, Murray G, Simmons J, Urban RA, Zimmerman C (2013). Population structure of freshwater turtles across North America: An Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) collaborative project. Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Kulp A*, M Dwyer*, AL Marsh, RA Urban (2013). The effect of histidine-capped nanoparticles on Spirodela polyrhiza. Inquiry 2013 at Lebanon Valley College, 2013, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Venable C*, RA Urban (2013). Baited camera trapping of the Rohland property. Inquiry 2013 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Marsh, AL, AK Kulp*, AL Jenkins*, LM Carl*, CJ Straka, RA Urban (2012). Effect of capping agent on interactions of zinc sulfide nanocrystals with an aquatic plant species. 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Kulp A*, A Jenkins*, L Carl*, C Straka*, AL Marsh, RA Urban (2012). The effect of zinc sulfide nanoparticles on Spirodela polyrhiza. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Allentown, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator (Honorable Mention)

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and J Doherty* (2011). Ecological roles, dispersal, and spread of the invasive submersed macrophyteUtricularia inflata. Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting. Austin, TX. *-undergraduate collaborator

Kulp A*, A Jenkins*, L Carl*, C Straka*, AL Marsh, RA Urban (2011). The effect of zinc sulfide nanoparticles on Spirodela polyrhiza. Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Freeman C*, M Schmidt*, AL Marsh, RA Urban (2011). Phytotoxicity of Engineered Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles. Celebration of Student Learning at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Freeman C* and RA Urban (2011). Sediment oxidation capabilities of four aquatic macrophytes. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Altoona, PA. *-undergraduate collaborator

Urban RA, JE Titus, and H Natel (2010). Positive feedback favors an invasive macrophyte (2010). Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Pittsburg, PA.

Urban RA and JE Titus (2009). Exposure provides refuge from a rootless invasive macrophyte. Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and WX Zhu. Shading by an invasive macrophyte accounts for its cascading ecosystem effects (2006). EPA Graduate Fellows Conference, Washington D.C.

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and WX Zhu. Shading by an invasive macrophyte accounts for its cascading ecosystem effects (2006). Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Memphis, TN.

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and WX Zhu (2006). Shading by an invasive macrophyte affects native isoetid growth and sediment chemistry. Northeast Natural History Conference, Albany, NY. (Honorable Mention for Best Student Botanical Talk)

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and WX Zhu (2004). An invasive plant alters a native species and its impact on sediment chemistry. Ecological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Portland, OR.

Urban, RA, JE Titus, and WX Zhu (2004). An invasive plant alters a native species and its impact on sediment chemistry. Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference. Storrs, CN.

Urban RA and JE Titus (2004). The effect of an invasive plant, Utricularia inflata, on sediment chemistry and growth of Eriocaulon aquaticum. Cornell University 28th Annual EEB Department Symposium. Ithaca, NY.